We walked over 8 klms today. We left our camped, walked into town and visited the Hay Gaol. A very interesting place. It was established in 1878 and has been used as a gaol, maternity hospital, hospital for the insane, compound for prisoners of war during WWII (Japanese & Italian) and finally a maximum security institute for girls under the Child Welfare Department. This ceased to operate in 1974. One year later it was handed over to the people of Hay for development of a museum and cultural centre.
I also had a lovely walk along the Murrumbidgee River late afternoon and took some beautiful photos
The Hay Historical Society has done a wonderful job sharing information on all the heritage buildings in town.
Hay is an RV Friendly Town. The free camp is well maintained and the locals are very friendly. Population is about 2,500 we were told.
After our walk we arrived back at our camp to find Brian & Pepe setting up camp. We met them at Jugiong. So, this afternoon we had happy hour by the river and was also joined by Rita, a solo camper.
It’s a great life!
On our way to wherever we were heading we came across Binalong. What a quaint little town! John Gilbert (a bushranger, who was part of the Ben Hall gang) was buried just out of town 150 years ago. So, the Binalong community is celebrating.
On the road again and we travelled to Mirrool. Found a free camp on the Wiki app. A great campsite! Only 21 residents, the Royal Hotel and silos. Very clean toilets and shower. Great camp kitchen and outdoor setting for use. If you need power that will cost you $10 per night.
We met John& Jill from Brisbane. We all had dinner at the pub. Tasty home cooked meals.
Packed up next morning and headed off about 10ish.
Today we found ourselves at Hay.
We had a lovely time with family over Easter. Archie and Nash had so much fun at Cambewarra with the horses and splashing in the creek.
I love family time. ❤️
Darlene and I visited Aunty Beryl, our maternal matriarch. She looked well and said she was settling into her new home.
We enjoyed Yum Cha for lunch. It has been years since I enjoyed a Yum Cha.
Muriel guarded our home whilst we camped at Cambewarra. Thanks Muriel!
We went back to Jugiong again whilst waiting for our mirrors to arrive at Ian’s Auto Shop at Goulburn.
On the road again.